How Do I?

Books and Materials Questions

For items owned by LDL, the loan periods are as follows:

1 week: DVDs and Blu-rays

3 weeks : books, magazines, audiobooks

6 weeks: Book Club kits

Some items may be eligible for renewal. View our Borrowing Guidelines page for  details.

Loan periods may vary for items borrowed from other libraries.

You can renew items three different ways:

  1. In person at any service desk
  2. Online with your card number by accessing your account.
  3. Call any LDL branch.

Some items may not be eligible for renewal. View our Borrowing Guidelines page for details.

For all digital materials, you’ll need to have your library card on hand to access the content. Visit our Digital Library for more information.  If you need help accessing our digital resources, please call or visit one of our branches and we can help troubleshoot any problems you may be having

We can help with that!  Visit our What to Read page or ask a staff member during your next visit. 

Library Cards and Accounts Questions

To get a library card, please visit any LDL branch.  Please bring a photo ID and proof of current address.  Proof can be anything with your name and address on it, such as a bill, piece of mail, or lease agreement.   For resident and non-resident library card options, visit our Get a Library Card page.

Events and Meeting Rooms

You can register online using our Events Calendar or call any LDL branch.

You can check room availability and request a room online!  Visit our Request a Meeting Room page  to get started.

Services Questions

We have public computers, a public printer/copier/scanner,  and faxing at all of our locations.  We also offer wireless printing from your mobile device.  For more information, visit our Print, Scan & Fax page.

Yes, faxing is available at all LDL branches. Faxing is $1 for the service and $.25 a page. 

Scan to email is also available at all branches. Scan to email is a free service. 

Questions about the Library

Born in Lapeer, Michigan in 1889, Marguerite Lofft de Angeli is one of the best known and highly regarded author/illustrators in American children's literature. She was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1950 for The Door in the Wall and was among the first to be inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.  For more information on her life and her works, visit the Marguerite de Angeli Archive site.

The district library board is a seven-member appointed board, and where you live will determine how you join the board.  The supervisors in Lapeer and Mayfield Townships each appoint one board member, and the City of Lapeer Commissioners appoint one board member.  The other four members are appointed by the County Commissioners and they are at-large members so may live anywhere else in the library’s legal service area*.   Contact the library director for more information, or call Lapeer or Mayfield Township, City of Lapeer or Lapeer County clerks, for the steps needed to apply to be on the library board. 

* Our LEGAL SERVICE AREA includes: Arcadia Township, Burlington Township, Burnside Township, Clifford Village, Columbiaville Village, Deerfield Township, Elba Township, Hadley Township, Lapeer City, Lapeer Township, Marathon Township, Mayfield Township, Metamora Township, Metamora Village, Oregon Township, Otter Lake Village and Rich Township.